Randolph County woman sentenced in fire that killed her two sons

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Sherrie Hurley Trogdon

ASHEBORO, N.C. — A Randolph County mother of two boys who died in a fire in July 2013 has been sentenced under a plea arrangement.

Sherrie Hurley Trogdon pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter on June 15 in Randolph County Superior Court.

The mobile home fire that killed her two children happened on Buffalo Ford Road, Asheboro, on July 13, 2013.

At the time, Trogdon lived at the residence with her fiance Joshua Saunders and the boys, Andrew Trogdon, 5, and Logan Trogdon, 3.

Investigators determined that the fire started in the boys’ bedroom. They say the way the bedroom door was locked prevented the boys from escaping the fire.

Prosecutor Ray Warburton said the plea accepted by Trogdon was an “open plea,” which left the terms of the sentence up to the judge. The two counts were consolidated for sentencing.

Trogdon was sentenced to 12 to 24 months of which she must serve six months in state prison, Warburton said.

When released, Trogdon will be on probation for five years.

Trogdon was given credit for seven days served when she was originally charged. She was also ordered to pay restitution of $4,238, half the cost of the burial plot and headstone for her sons.